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obama called mandela one of the most influential, a courageous and profoundly good men that ever lived. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, it gave me a sense of whatans ca they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> to honor the memory of nelson mandela, president obama has ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the white house and all publi buildings. >> tonight, the tributes in his honor. but let's begin with more on the growing crowds outside mandela's home in johannesburg. >>> nelson mandela's suburban mansion in johannesburg. the crowds have been building the last few hours, singing songs of the anti-apartheid struggle, singing the south african national anthem. late in the evening, the south african president went on national television and broke the news. and in doing so, broke the hearts of millions of south africans. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >> nelson mandela went into hospital six months ago, first seriously ill, then critically ill, then he was returned to his home
,000 for information that leads to an arrest. >>> and tonight we've learned that president obama and first lady michelle obama will be in south africa on tuesday to pay their final respects to nelson mandela. they plan to attend a memorial in johannesburg at a stadium. the president will travel with former president george w. bush and laura on air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter also plan to attend. the mandela family released their first statement since he passed away saying they've lost a great man. a son of the soil. here in d.c., a growing tribute outside the south african embassy in northwest. a steady stream of people have been coming since the news broke. one local d.c. resident said she was inspired by the former south african president and felt compelled to visit his statue. >> he was willing to give his life to what he believed in. he moved me. i had to be here. >> a memorial for mandela is being planned at the washington national cathedral on wednesday. >>> news 4 will have complete coverage as the world pays tribute to nelson mandela our. our own jim vance will also be in s
. the elaborate unveiling including lion dancers, music, and a video address from first lady michelle obama, and the first lady of china. more than 123,000 people voted on line to pick the cub's name and dozens lined up early to get a good spot for the big reveal. >> it's been eight years since we had a cub, tyson was the first so we wanted to celebrate that and we also want, you know, to kind of get people excited. >> bao bao's mother gave birth in 2005. he was returned to china in 2010 for breeding. well, the zoo waited 100 days to name bao bao in keeping with chinese tradition. >>> right now, vice president joe biden is on his way to southeast asia. biden plans to make stops in jap japan, china, and the border between north and south korea. trip comes amid tensions with north korea over two detained americans as well as its nuclear program. there have also been tensions with china over airspace covering the east china sea. vice president joe biden will meet with the presidents of south korea and china and the prime minister of japan during this trip. >>> in bethlehem, a giant christmas l
for faster service. today we also learn president obama still hasn't signed up for his health care. he has until december 23rd to enroll for coverage that begins january 1st. >>> next, a ruthless crime just before the holidays, too. tonight the new video that could help police find the men who stole thousands from the salvation army's red kettles. >> i cry every night ever since i found out. his kids cry. his -- it's something that was, of course, unexpected. >> a family man killed in a hit and run. and is tonight a desperate plea from the victim's family. >>> some call it the future. others call it a publicity stunt. >>> we're following breaking news in southern california. aerial video, as crews rescue a woman who fell 25 feet and got wedged between two buildings. this is in santa anna, california. it took firefighters an hour to get her out of there. the woman was seen speaking with firefighters and appeared to be alert. no word yet on the circumstances that led up to all of this. >>> tonight we're learning new details about the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend. nbc ne
the incredible sacrifices our men and women in uniform make. first lady michelle obama invited service members and their children to the white house today to show off this year's christmas decorations. the tree in the blue room is dedicated to military families who often don't get the chance to spend the holidays with their loved ones. >> they aren't always able to make it home to see grandma and grandpa. as a consequence they have to find new ways to make the season bright. >> reporter: the first lady went into mommy mode during the event wiping one girl's sweater and soothing a 2-year-old who got knocked over by the first family's newest dog. the little girl was just fine and she even got a big old wet kiss from the dog. they made up. >> yeah. >> aw. >> it's tough. >> probably one of the most popular guests at the party. >> for sure. >> i would say. >>>m we're about to have kind of a wild ride, aren't we? >> i'm not sure i'm a popular guest nowadays after what i've got coming in. tomorrow, we will get up to 70. putting on that disguise, move in for the weekend because we could be in for one
and dancing. many say they would rather celebrate his life than mourn his death. >> president obama and the first lady will be among the dignitaries traveling to south africa next week to pay their final respects to the antiapartheid icon. there will be a public memorial service in a stadium in johannesburg on tuesday. mandela will lie instate for three days. his funeral is next sunday. >>> in new york city, the empire state building is lit in the colors of the south african flag. the landmark building will be like this through tomorrow night to honor mandela's memory and legacy. here in washington, more tributes at the south african embassy. shomari stone is live where people held a candlelight vigil a few hours ago. >> reporter: good evening. despite this rain, the cold, the miserable weather, people have been coming here to the south african embassy in front of the nell san mandela statue dropping all these flowers that extend on this table right in front. a lot of folks tell me that they are honoring nelson mandela and i asked why, and many of them tell me because he proves that
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